A winter break in Scotland. Mists melt into clear skies and still waters. The sun is low over the horizon. Liquid gold waves kiss the rocks and dissolve onto the shore. A pathway of sunlight leads to the hidden. Short daylight hours mean that as in one direction the dawn sun rises behind masts, in … Continue reading
Many years ago I was flicking through a magazine and came upon an article about Andy Worhol’s swimming pool collection. I was mesmerised by the translucent turquoise; the patterns and ripples that transformed reality into an organic and abstract work of art. I have since been drawn to the liquid art of The Jubilee Pool … Continue reading
Southsea is my home. I’ve lived here for over 50 years and have discovered that my forebears lived on Portsea Island as long ago as the mid 1700s. The sea surrounding Portsea Island is the best of two worlds – a built up sea front offering a cycle route, places to walk, historic monuments, piers … Continue reading
For me, these images have a sensual quality.
For me, New Year’s Eve is a time for reflection, a time for taking stock. In addition, as the year draws to a close, my attentions are drawn to: writing a paper on how we connect with place, and selecting images that might be suitable for the forthcoming Emsworth Arts Trail. Again, I have become aware … Continue reading
As I reflect on photographs that I have noted as ones that I am reasonably happy with, it becomes clear that I am drawn to images of sea and sky …. moody atmospheric skies …. light dancing on water …. a sense of magic. These images are from a trip to Iceland, a European Conference … Continue reading
There are times, with night photography, when I am convinced that I have the perfect shot. On Christmas Night as the full moon rose over the ridge to the east of Cardamom House, in Tamil Nadu, I believed I had had such a success. However, downloading revealed that I may have had a six-sided flash … Continue reading
Many photographers influence my work. I am drawn to the simplicity of Michael Kenna’s black and white images, encouraging a contemplative response. I also appreciate David Ward’s images. When viewing a landscape he is drawn to the obscure, to the details that those focussing on the grand scale may not notice.. This morning … Continue reading
A short walk along the shore at Prinsted has given so many opportunities for photography. These have ‘watercolour skies’. Thanks to Emsworth artist, Nic Cowper, for encouraging me to look at landscapes in a new way.
Through social media, I feel I am developing a growing number of photographer friends across the world. Sometimes they inspire me to try new compositions or techniques, sometimes they amuse me with their comments, and many times they cheer me up with their positive attitudes. They also introduce me to the work of other photographers. It … Continue reading